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Iraqi Women Journalists Meet in Basra to Discuss challenges Faced by Women Journalists and Human Rights Defenders

Iraqi Women Journalists Meet in Basra to Discuss challenges Faced by Women Journalists and Human Rights Defenders

  Iraqi journalists have been held a number of conferences and workshops in recent months to discuss the current state of their profession. This time, they headed to the city of Basra (south of Iraq) for a seminar focusing on women journalists and human rights defenders. Their united voices called for authorities to create laws...
Report "Freedom of Expression in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in 2016"

Report “Freedom of Expression in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in 2016”

  In the Kurdistan region of Iraq, freedom of expression have been violated in different ways, under the domestic laws, boundaries have been made to restrict the rights of strike and the freedom of association, centres and unions. That is why there have been many reports on human rights violations in the region. Despite of...
Women Human Rights Defender's Conditions in Iraq

Women Human Rights Defender’s Conditions in Iraq

  Baghdad On Sunday 10 December 2016, International Day of Human Rights Defenders, the Iraqi Women’s Journalist Forum and the Iraqi Women’s Network held a seminar in a cooperation with the Italian organization, Un Ponte Per, and the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative. The seminar was devoted to a discussion of the reality facing women...
Women Activists Meet in Baghdad to Discuss Daily Experience in Their Work as WHRDs

Women Activists Meet in Baghdad to Discuss Daily Experience in Their Work as WHRDs

Aysar Shihab- Baghdad 15 women activists and human rights defenders from different governorates of Iraq (Basra, Arbil, Dhi Qar, Salahuddin, Maysan, Muthanna, Dohuk and Kirkuk) gathered in Baghdad to participate in the fifth workshop of the Shahrazad project, which works to protect journalists and human rights defenders. The workshop was held at the Shahrazad Centre...
Four Injured During Baghdad Protest About Journalist’s Abduction

Four Injured During Baghdad Protest About Journalist’s Abduction

Latest update on this news: Journalist Afrah Shawqi was released in the 3rd of January 2017 – 9 days after her abduction. Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) roundly condemns the use of violence to disperse yesterday’s demonstration in Baghdad in support of kidnapped journalist Afrah Shawqi and reminds the authorities of the urgent...
The Reality of Women Human Rights Defenders in Iraq at the End Of 2016

The Reality of Women Human Rights Defenders in Iraq at the End Of 2016

    Nibras Al-Maamouri – Head of the Iraqi Women Journalists Forum (IWJF) Since 2003, Iraqi women have worked tirelessly to make their presence felt in the field of human rights in Iraq, but security issues and political corruption have impeded advancements of women human rights defenders, including journalists. The murder of Atwar Bahjat represents...
Roundtable opens door for Iraqi reporting on the killing journalists and the issue of impunity

Roundtable opens door for Iraqi reporting on the killing journalists and the issue of impunity

 UNESCO Office for Iraq Baghdad, 2 November 2016 –  a meeting of 15 senior officials from government, the Council of Representatives and representatives of the Iraqi media profession discussed information-sharing and reporting by Iraq on the safety of journalists. The meeting was co-chaired by Dr. Hamid Khalef from the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council (PMAC) and...
Pledge Your Allegiance: Iraqi Policemen Who ‘Repented’ To Extremists, Not Allowed To Return Home

Pledge Your Allegiance: Iraqi Policemen Who ‘Repented’ To Extremists, Not Allowed To Return Home

An Iraqi soldier in Fallujah stands next to IS group graffiti that has been crossed out. (photo: احمد الربيعي) Kamal al-Ayash : Niqash The Islamic State forced Anbar’s policemen to repent. Now those men want to return home – but the government won’t let them, saying they are deserters who may have sided with extremists....
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Iraqi Kurdistan’s ‘Superstar’ Politicians Fight Corruption – But Do They Do Any Good?

Guardians Of The Galaxy: Iraqi Kurdistan’s ‘Superstar’ Politicians Fight Corruption – But Do They Do Any Good?

Political celebs, from left to right: Farsat Sofi, Ali Hama Salih, Soran Omar, Sherko Jawdat, Izzat Saber.   Maaz Farhan :Niqash A handful of Iraqi Kurdish politicians have become well-known as anti-corruption crusaders and disloyal dissenters. But can these newly-minted political celebrities actually make a difference? Many locals in the semi-autonomous northern region of Iraqi...
PAX Iraq Alert IV | October 24th 2016

PAX Iraq Alert IV | October 24th 2016

Mosul: Peacebuilding After ISIS With the offensive on Mosul unfolding, awareness is growing that one day, military groups united in the struggle against ISIS in Iraq will no longer have a common enemy. New conflict dynamics will emerge that need to be addressed urgently. While the need for a longer-term political strategy is now broadly...
Iraqi and International Expertise to Protect Women Human Rights Defenders Iraq

Iraqi and International Expertise to Protect Women Human Rights Defenders Iraq

      September 25-27, 2016 Aysar Shihab – Baghdad   The Shahrazad Centre for the Protection of Human rights Defenders and the Iraqi Journalists Forum hosted a workshop for Iraqi and Kurdish women activists from September 25-27 at their offices in Baghdad.   The workshop was attended by sixteen Iraqi women who came from Basra,...
The Iraqi Women’s Journalists Forum and the Iraqi Women’s  Network discuss domestic violence

The Iraqi Women’s Journalists Forum and the Iraqi Women’s  Network discuss domestic violence

  In the third gathering of the Iraqi Social Forum, the Iraqi Women’s Journalists Forum, supported by the Shahrazad project, held a seminar entitled ‘The role of media in raising public awareness about domestic violence. The seminar was introduced by both the head of Iraqi women Journalists, Nibras AL-Mamury, and the coordinator of the Iraqi...